A Michelin lunch

It’s always exciting when you get invited to a Michelin star restaurant. To add to the excitement if it’s situated in the beautiful setting on the fringes of Cotswold, you are in luck.

The setting of this Michelin star hotel, The Lords of the Manor is in Upper Slaughter,a beautiful village near Cotswold towns like Bourton on the water. This is the only Michelin star hotel in Gloucestershire and the dining room is listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 UK Restaurants Guide.

We were a party of seven and the canapés we were served were cheese balls and bite sized beef wrapped in a thin slice of cucumber .

We had an amazing red wine from Australia which was the perfect foil for the canapés.

The first course had three options if you see the menu. Most of us voted for the crab and the sauce with which it was served was amazing.

The second course we had a choice of fish and beef and just one person had the beef and the rest of us had the fish. The fish was cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetables were superb. I must mention the amazing bread and the herbed butter which they served along with the main course. A Spanish red wine was the accompaniment for the main course.

I was always partial to Creme brûlée, but a few of the others had the chocolate tart.

There is a certain criteria to earn the Michelin star , of course the most important is the quality of the products used. A chef’s mastery of flavour and cooking techniques and give his own stamp on a certain dish are the other requirements.


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